[Gllug] CD's and Computers

E. R. Vaughan e.vaughan at btinternet.com
Thu Apr 11 03:08:14 UTC 2002

Philips can still prevent the bad-CRC guys using the logo as they will surely
have a trademark on it. I think that the bad-CRC thing will just become
discredited and people won't buy these CDs. No-one wants a CD that plays badly
after a scratch. And as has been said people will always find ways around it.

I think if the anti-"piracy" lobby is taking the wrong approach. Their biggest
problem is that no-one considers it morally wrong to download a track off
Gnutella, Kazaa, etc. They don't see it as stealing anything (and of course
they are not). They have a big problem on their hands. Either they take
technology backward with invalid CRCs and hard disks which won't store certain
data, or they look forward and try to find a new business model.

Pretty soon the film industry is going to start complaining. Already lots of
movies are traded over the P2P services.


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